The Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties is
committed to ending sexual assault through education and awareness,
and to empower, support and advocate for all those affected by this
OUR PHILOSOPHY: healing. hope. empowerment.
The Rape Crisis Center of
Medina and Summit Counties is a nonprofit organization
serving sexual assault victims and co-survivors in Summit and
Medina Counties in northeastern Ohio. We do not charge for any of
our services. All survivors of rape and sexual assault, both
male and female, are potential survivors regardless of race,
religion, financial status, educational background or sexual
preference. To honor survivors' confidentiality, the Rape
Crisis Center collects demographic information anonymously.
RCC staff members have received
specific training on diversity and underserved populations and are
ready and able to respond to the needs of the diverse cultures
found in our community. Males, seniors, non-English speakers and
the mentally and physically disabled are survivors that often
need the most intensive services.
However, when it comes to rape and
sexual assault, the truly underserved populations are the vast
number of survivors who never report the crime committed against
them. To help these individuals, the Rape Crisis Center
maintains an active and engaged Outreach Coordinator to educate the
public and help remove the stigma associated with sexual
assault. In addition, many victims seek medical attention but
choose not to notify the police; we collaborate with local
hospitals to ensure these survivors can still be reached by
our services if they want them while keeping their anonymity.